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Kootenay Rockies

Museums

Antiques in a window (David Gluns photo)

Antiques in a window (David Gluns photo)

Museums in the Kootenay Rockies region pay tribute to industries and settlers.

The Revelstoke Railway Museum celebrates workers that built the most treacherous section of Canada's first transcontinental railway, while Trains Deluxe – The Canadian Museum of Rail Travel in Cranbrook relives the glory days of rail travel.

Learn about Doukhobor culture at the Doukhobor Discovery Centre (in Castlegar). Uncover the world of mining at the Rossland Museum or climb onboard the SS Moyie – the world's oldest intact steam-passenger sternwheeler.

Visitor Centres have information on local museums and historic sites. Check the hours of operation for museums, as they may vary by season.

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7 Museums in Kootenay Rockies

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Creston Museum - Creston

219 Devon St
Creston, British Columbia
V0B 1G3
Websitehttp://www.creston.museum.bc.ca
Toll-free
Phone250-428-9262

Find your story at the Creston Museum! Explore local history through exhibits, events and guided tours. Make use of our genealogical research services to learn more about your ancestors, and share your own stories with us. Join us for the Old-Fashioned Tea, Kids Day, or one of our other seasonal events. And don't miss the model railway! We have beautiful grounds with a picnic area, a gift shop featuring local history books and products by Creston Valley artists and artisans, and public washrooms. Bring your family, school, or group reunion, or join us for a special birthday party.

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Golden Museum - Golden

1302 11th Ave S
Golden, British Columbia
V0A 1H0
Websitehttp://www.goldenbcmuseum.com
Toll-free
Phone250-344-5169

Endless opportunities to discover, reflect, teach & learn await you at the Golden Museum. Stories, photographs & artifacts tell the tale of the evolution of Kicking Horse Country from its early rough railway beginnings to its present authentic mountain culture.

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Revelstoke Nickelodeon Museum - Revelstoke

111 First St W
Revelstoke, British Columbia
V0E 2S0
Websitehttp://www.revelstokenickelodeon.com
Toll-free
Phone250-837-5250

The world-famous Revelstoke Nickelodeon, Canada's only mechanical music museum, offers hour long demonstrations of its restored original antique automatic musical instruments from 18th century barrel organs to 1950's jukeboxes. Included are 19th century Swiss & German music boxes, 19th & early 20th century roll-operated pianolas, mighty pipe & reed organs, the Mills Violano electric violin, the mighty Belgian dance organ, Emperor Napoleon III's automatic piano, phonographs, record players & more. We also stage magic lantern shows & monthly vintage film nights. TripAdvisor includes us on their list of best things to do in Revelstoke & recently awarded us their 2013 Certificate of Excellence with five stars!

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Revelstoke Railway Museum - Revelstoke

719 Track St
Revelstoke, British Columbia
V0E 2S0
Websitehttp://www.railwaymuseum.com
Toll-free877-837-6060
Phone250-837-6060

Follow the tracks to Canada's Railway Past at the Revelstoke Railway Museum. History comes to life with fascinating artifacts & exhibits. Climb into the cab of a restored CPR steam locomotive. Discover the challenges encountered by the workers who helped build a nation. See rolling stock, a model railroad layout, kids' caboose play area & more. Enjoy the outdoor picnic area & large gift shop. Bus tours are welcome at British Columbia's premiere railway museum. Be sure to visit our companion historic site & gift shop at Craigellachie on the Trans-Canada Hwy, where the "Last Spike" was driven.

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Rossland Museum - Rossland

1100 Hwy 3B
Rossland, British Columbia
V0G 1Y0
Websitehttp://www.rosslandmuseum.ca
Toll-free888-448-7444
Phone250-362-7722

The mountaintop city of Rossland welcomes visitors to its museum & outdoor history park. Enjoy a guided site tour of the museum outdoor displays, a mine tour video, try your hand at gold panning & visit the amazing Geology Centre. The museum displays bring Rossland's remarkable story to life for your viewing pleasure. Several new displays have been added for 2014.

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3 Valley Gap Heritage Ghost Town - Revelstoke

Trans Canada Hwy 1
Revelstoke, British Columbia
V0E 2S0
Websitehttp://www.3Valley.com
Toll-free888-667-2109
Phone250-837-2109

Experience life in the 1800s while exploring over 25 historic buildings in our Heritage Ghost Town. These restored & fully furnished buildings have been gathered from around BC & assembled near the site of the original town of Three Valley, which swelled & subsided in the 1880s. Highlights of your visit will include the Antique Car Museum, Monashee Mining exhibit & a huge Railway Roundhouse - home to steam engines, railway coaches & one of the largest covered turntables in North America. The Heritage Ghost Town is located next to Three Valley Lake Chateau, an extraordinary resort destination on the Trans-Canada Hwy.

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Fort Steele Heritage Town - Fort Steele

9851 Hwy 93/95
Fort Steele, British Columbia
V0B 1N0
Websitehttp://www.fortsteele.ca
Toll-free
Phone250-417-6000

With gold rush beginnings in 1864, Fort Steele has gone from boom town to regional centre to ghost town and is now one of the most important heritage attractions in British Columbia. The town site features over 60 buildings. Activities vary by season and include ice cream making, horse-drawn wagon tours, steam train rides, gold panning lessons, live theatre, museum displays and various demonstrations. See many varieties of heritage breed livestock. Fort Steele is perched on the western slopes of the Canadian Rocky Mountains.

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